Tag: healthcare funding

Healthcare

What’s the future of Australian medical research if the $7 GP fee doesn’t get through parliament?

Earlier this year, the Abbott government announced plans to introduce a $7 fee for GP visits in an effort to make the country's healthcare system more sustainable. The government said Medicare cost taxpayers $8 billion a year a decade ago. This has risen to $19 billion today and is set to reach more than $34…

27 Aug 2014, by Informa Australia

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The uncertain future of Medicare

As Medicare turned 30 earlier this year, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. We were joined by Dr. Avnesh Ratnanesan (Dr. Avi), Founder & CEO of Energesse recently, where he talked to us about the challenges in the reform of Australian healthcare and the difficulty of envisioning a future…

10 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

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Report sheds light on state of Australian healthcare

There's both reason for celebration and cause for concern in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) latest national health report card. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton and AIHW Director and CEO David Kalisch officially released the report in Canberra on Wednesday June 25, confirming that Australia now has a health system which "much of…

27 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

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Queensland healthcare receives a timely helping hand

Healthcare organisations in Queensland and around Australia looked to be heading for trouble when the federal budget was announced last month. In a budget that was harsh on one of the country's most vital sectors, there seemed to be little respite from the funding cuts that were in line for healthcare providers. A recently announced reprieve…

17 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia